SOURCE: All Nippon Airways Co Ld

July 10, 2012 02:41 ET

LX/OS will join ANA/LH in Japan-Europe JV

TOKYO--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) -




 Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines will join ANA and
        Lufthansa German Airlines in a Japan-Europe Joint Venture



        ANA strives to enhance customers convenience and strengthen
                            competitiveness




TOKYO, July 10, 2012 - All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) today filed
an application with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,
Transport and Tourism (MLIT) for antitrust immunity (ATI) to add Swiss
International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines, both Lufthansa Group
carriers, to its Japan-Europe joint venture with Lufthansa German
Airlines.

The expanded bilateral joint venture between Lufthansa Group and ANA
will offer customers greater convenience and improved access to
intra-Europe routes.

Subject to approval from the ATI, ANA, Lufthansa, Swiss International
Air Lines and Austrian Airlines will prepare to launch joint sales
initiatives and plan to launch joint sales and pricing products from
spring 2013. ANA and Lufthansa have been working to deepen their
partnership over the last year, offering joint products on selected
routes from October 2011 with a full range of cooperation in the
bilateral joint venture on April 1st, 2012.

This joint venture would help support ANA's strategy to expand its
international network by 22% during 2012-13 and further builds on the
ANA/United Airlines joint venture on trans-Pacific routes launched in
April 2011.


Please refer to the following URL for details;

 http://www.ana.co.jp/eng/aboutana/corporate/ir/pdf/lse/lse_120710.pdf 



ANA:

Ryosei Nomura and Megumi Tezuka
Tel.: +81 (0)3 6735 1111
E-mail:  publicrelations@ana.co.jp 





About ANA Group

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the ninth largest airline in the world by
revenues and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers. Founded in
1952, it flies today to 76domestic and international cities in a fleet
of 231aircraft serving a network of 174routes. ANA has 33,000 employees
and operates about 1,000 flights a day. In 2011, it carried 43 million
passengers and generated revenues of USD17.1bn. ANA has been a core
member of Star Alliance since 1999 and launched a joint-venture with
United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes in April 2011; ANA
launched a joint-venture with Lufthansa on Japan-Europe routes in
October 2011. ANA has more than 23 million members belong to its
Frequent Flyer Program (ANA Mileage Club). ANA is the launch customer
for the world's newest and most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing
787 Dreamliner.

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